The Short and Long of It – Expand, Adapt and Publish Your Short Fiction

The Short and Long of It
186 Pages
ISBN 9781532832857

Do you write short fiction but long to s-t-r-e-t-c-h those tight little 55ers, flash pieces, and short stories into longer, publishable work? Do you have binders full of short pieces with characters you’d love to flesh out? Are you dying to tell the rest of these stories?

If so, The Short and Long of It is for you!

Award-winning short fiction writer Paul Alan Fahey shows you how to expand and adapt your brief creations into longer, more satisfying stories, plays, novellas, and novels pitch perfect for publication in the e-age.

This book will help you practice expanding your short fiction. Through detailed examples and hands-on exercises, you’ll learn how to:

Adapt 55 fiction into flash fiction; Adapt flash fiction into short stories and plays; Adapt flash memoir into personal essays; Write a tight logline; Develop a story theme; Build three-act structure; and Develop characters and enhance backstory. So grab a copy today and start writing longer stories tomorrow!

Paul Alan Fahey

About Paul Alan Fahey (San Francisco, California Author)

Paul Alan Fahey

Paul Alan Fahey is the author of the 2016 Rainbow Award winning writing reference, The Short and Long of It: Expand, Adapt, and Publish Your Short Fiction, and the editor of the nonfiction anthology, Equality: What Do You Think About When You Think of Equality? For eight years Paul was editor-in-chief of Mindprints, A Literary Journal, an award- winning forum for writers and artists with disabilities. Paul lives on the California Central Coast with his husband, Robert Franks, and a gaggle of shelties. Visit him at